Helen, Georgia

Helen is a must visit in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. This Bavarian town has all you would expect - German food, beer, Octoberfest, music and more. With the start of the Chattahoochee River running right through town, tubing is a favorite outdoor adventure. Antiques to Zip Lines will complete your experience!

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Helen, Georgia

Formerly a logging town that was in decline, the city resurrected itself by becoming a replica of a Bavarian alpine town, in the Appalachians instead of the Alps. This design is mandated through zoning first adopted in 1969, so that the classic south-German style is present on every building, even on the small number of national franchisees present (such as Huddle House and Wendy's).

Helen, Georgia was founded in the late 1800s and was named after the daughter of a local businessman. It was originally a logging town but transformed into a tourist destination in the 1960s, when it was remade to resemble a Bavarian village.

Today, Helen is a popular tourist destination known for its alpine architecture, outdoor activities, and cultural events.

Helen Georgia! 

Georgia's Alpine Village

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Things to do in
Helen, Georgia

From riding the rails, boating and the arts scene, discover the Top Three Things to do in Blue Ridge Georgia

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Where to eat in
Helen, Georgia

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Where to stay in 
Helen Georgia

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1a> Oktoberfest!

Note:  Oktoberfest will run from September 8-11, then reopen September 15-18, then reopen September 22-25, then reopen again on September 29 and continue daily through October 30, 2022.

German music, dancing, food & drinks! Enjoy Waltzes, Polkas and the Chicken Dance

We list this seasonal event as #1A due to it's popularity! 

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The 'Oktoberfest' festival in Alpine Helen, Georgia is one of the largest in the country. Come celebrate with us, Prost!! 

1b> Explore Downtown Helen 

The Alpine village is a great place to just walk around, do some shopping and people watching! 

Downtown Helen has Cabbage Patch Kids, woodworking shops, Christmas shops, coffee, bakery and cafes, pottery, ice cream, toys, fudge shops and winery tasting shops! There is quite a bit more to explore! 

Please view the Alpine Helen and White County, Georgia Travel and Tourism Video just below!

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2> Outdoor Experience!

Helen Georgia is located in an outdoor wonderland with waterfalls, hiking trails, river tubing, zip lines, golf, and Helen's own water park and tube slide!

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3> Explore the History

From a grist mill dating back to 1870's, Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center and Indian Mound, Hardman Farm State Historic Site, Fold Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and more! 

This image courtesy of and please visit: Nora Mill Granary [Web Site]

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Alpine Helen and White County, Georgia Travel and Tourism Video

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, this Northeast Georgia village has a rich history linked to the Cherokee Indians and Indian burial mounds as well as early settlers who arrived to mine for gold and cut virgin timber for a thriving lumber industry in the early 1900s. Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. We've got shopping, camping, both rustic and luxury mountain cabins, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, mountains, theater, recreation, romantic getaways, beautiful scenery, family activities, waterfalls, museums, history, art, fishing, tubing, golf, and more. Something for every member of the family.
Video Production By-
Charles Ernst charlesernst.zenfolio.com and
David Greear silverimagestudio.com

Content / Video Courtesty: 
Alpine Helen-White County CVB 

Dining in Helen, Georgia

Here are the top 5 restaurants in Helen Georgia according to TripAdvisor!

Something to note: although Bavarian food is plentiful in Helen, that cuisine did not make the top 5! 

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The Top 5 Restaurants in Helen, GA

Helen GA Restaurants
Cimmi's Courtyard Cafe
8797 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2328
Closed Tues

Betty's Country Store
18 Yonah St, Helen, GA 30545-3120
Spice 55 Thai And Sushi Restaurant
705 Brucken Strasse, Helen, GA 30545-3606
Closed Tues

Mully's Nacoochee Grill
7277 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545-3616
Closed Sun, Mon, Tues
 Sat Only
Muller's Famous Fried Cheese Cafe
60 Chattahoochee St, Helen, GA 30545-3502

Helen Georgia - TV and The Movies~

Helen Georgia has been the site of motion pictures, made for TV movies and TV shows including:

Smokey and the Bandit (1977) includes a scene filmed on Chimney Mountain Rd. just outside of Helen.

In the episode "Helen" from Season 2: Robbin' Season of the television series Atlanta, main characters Vanessa and Earn visit Helen for a Fastnacht celebration.[15] The character Vanessa, played by Zazie Beetz, is from Helen and is fluent in German. The episode aired on March 22, 2018.

The Lifetime TV movie "Christmas Love Letter" was filmed in Helen and aired on December 21, 2019. Content: wikipedia

The story behind Alpine Helen Georgia

The following video provides the history behind alpine Helen.

Helen, Georgia History

The little known history of the small mountain village of Alpine Helen. Georgia. Narrated by the late artist John Kollock.

Helen Georgia - More Video Tours!

Helen, Georgia

Come and join us as we explore the wonderful little Alpine style town of Helen. This is a great little place to get into the Christmas spirit with their yearly Christmas market. Along with that we'll check out some fun places for an imported German beer, good German food and some local Georgian wine. Video: Explore by the Glass

Helen Ga Weather

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Vacation Rentals in Helen Georgia

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Helen, Georgia

Helen, Georgia is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. It was founded in the late 1800s and was named after the daughter of a local businessman. It was originally a logging town but transformed into a tourist destination in the 1960s, when it was remade to resemble a Bavarian village. Today, Helen is a popular tourist destination known for its alpine architecture, outdoor activities, and cultural events.

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